Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Sunrise in Penrose and Scarlett is back on the road!

Tuesday, November 6, Election Day.

Woke early as usual, and decided to capture the sunrise even though there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

A look at the secluded campsite, nice but
not very level.  

Martha had reported the washing machine had gone on the fritz.  So after a short hike nearby, I packed up and headed on home.

Based on the diagnostics, the CCU (the brains of the machine) isn't making a clicking noise when power is plugged in so it has to be replaced.  Given the fact that the washer and dryer are over 14 years old, and I'd been putting off the replacement of the rubber seal for the door....Martha and I decided to replace both units.

Best to do it now while I'm still employed eh?

Wednesday, November 7

While the talking heads and politically-incline populace either wailed and gnashed their teeth or jumped for joy depending on the votes; I replaced the failed u-joint on Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol.

It wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be but it still went pretty well.  I am sure if I did j-joint replacement often, I would be better at it but in the end its in place and spins freely.

New U-Joint or Cardan holding the two parts
of the drive shaft assembly together.

The above picture is to prove I'd pumped in new grease (red stuff) into the u-joint before installing it onto the motorcycle.

Took Scarlett out for a short test ride and am happy to write that she rode just fine, and the new u-joint stayed in place in spite of my ham-fisted mechanical skills.

Next up is Fiona, she needs new pushrod tube seals on her Beemer Engine.  I'm attending an Airhead Tech Day this Saturday to review the procedure of removing the heads to get at the seals.


RichardM said...

That U-joint is a Ural only part, eh? Maybe I better order one as I’m well past 50k km.

dom chang said...

I’m thinking of having one in stock to preclude delay time for a dealer to get one to’s only about $18